Folks, I don’t know how something like this could happen, but I’m telling you – YouTube was completely off-line this morning around 9:30am here in Texas. and when I say off-line, I mean entirely.
I noticed it when someone at the office complained that a video wasn’t loading in the blog. Then we tried to go to their homepage, and… nothing. Nothing but an HTTP error at least. We tried on multiple computers too, but it doesn’t really matter because this is the type of error that only the Web servers spit out.
I’m guessing that most people would have missed this outage, but I wonder if anyone else did indeed notice it? It just goes to prove that even the big boys can go down sometimes. Still, it makes me wonder what switch could have been thrown to take down the entire site and all of the videos at once.